Christine blogs at Must Love Home. She tells us, “This cabinet began as an island in the kitchen of my first home.” No longer needing it in her kitchen, the solid wood cabinet had sat outside on Christine’s porch, until inspiration struck one day in the form of a Pottery Barn catalog.
I think we’ve all had (or currently have) a spot in our home that “really wasn’t working.” Megan’s was in her home office. At The Homes I Have Made, Megan is showing us how she took an Ikea filing cabinet that was just collecting clutter, added a hidden printer and laminator along with some fabulous personal touches, and turned her awkward bit of wall space “into the gem of the room!”
This little side table sat next to the bedside of Jessica’s grandpa for years. It was worn and shabby, but to Jessica the nightstand was a keepsake. See how she revived it at Live Randomly Simple.
“My husband rescued this cute little nightstand from the side of the road,” says Misty at The Cedar Shake Cape. “I loved the shape and size of it.” Even though the nightstand was a bit scratched up, it was in good enough condition that Misty was willing to putt a little effort into restoration.
Mindy blogs at MyLove2Create, but she shared this nifty rescue at My Repurposed Life. This beat-up, cheap laminate cabinet was a free find that Mindy picked up when she was picking up some other Craigslist freebies.
Gilly found this vintage cabinet in the back of a shed. She says of it’s sadly neglected condition, ” Someone at one point in time had used it as target practice….its had patches of dried mud all over it like someone had thrown mud balls at it!” Gilly shares the makeover she gave this diminutive piece at Colour Saturated Life.
Not long ago, I featured a china cabinet makeover from High Style Restyle. Well, that was only one of several projects that Amy and her dad have been making from pieces of the china cabinet he found on the roadside. Today, I’m sharing another one: their new apothecary-style cabinet.
“My 72-year-old dad found this china cabinet curbside,” says Amy of High Style ReStyle. “My dad doesn’t get excited at much but from the beginning it held an attachment for him. He couldn’t get over someone discarding such a high-quality piece of furniture,” she explains. His excitement inspired her to turn the old cabinet into a special surprise for Dad.